Here is a breakdown of my income for May.
Yikes! My income for May was terrible. A check I was supposed to receive from an advertiser didn’t arrive so I my online income was actually negative in May. To keep things simple I’m just going to subtract the loss from June’s income. The check has been promised to arrive in June so I should have at least a little bit of positive online income this month.
Since I sold most of my dividend stocks and invested them in an index fund in my IRA my dividend income is way down. None of the individual stocks I own paid a dividend in May resulting in $0 dividend income for the month. I do have at least one stock paying a dividend this month. It won’t be much, but it is better than $0.
My income from Mr. Rebates was one of my largest sources of income this month. That income would have to be a lot bigger for that to be a good thing. If you haven’t joined Mr. Rebates yet you can get a $5 bonus for signing up through my referral link and I’ll make a little money for referring you as well.
I started a new experiment trying to make money with Amazon FBA. As you can see, I didn’t do too well. If I hadn’t made the mistake of paying $40 for a professional seller account I would have done ok for the month. I’m going to continue to try to make money with Amazon FBA, but I will keep the expenses down. I’ll try to make a little more from Ebay and Craigslist too.
My June income should be much better. Of course, it won’t be hard to improve on May’s meager income. I worked 43.5 hours at a job in May and that paycheck will be received this month. I did some mystery shopping in May that I’ll get paid for this month. Also, I had an MRI for a medical study that I will get paid for this month. If I make the study I should make about $1000 from it this month. Even if I don’t make the study I’ll still get paid for the MRI I took in May. Although I didn’t make much money in May I did participate in endeavors in May that will pay me this month.